2016 Practice News
December Holiday Hours
All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma locations will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 as our staff spends time with their families for the holiday.
New Study Finds Reducing Indoor Allergens May Be as Effective as Medication for Treating Childhood Asthma
A study recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. reports that reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can be as effective as medicines in controlling childhood asthma.
Free Screenings at Fayetteville Health Fair - Nov 12
Southeastern Primary Care is sponsoring a health fair on Saturday November 12th from 9 am till 12 noon.
Have You Met Your Deductible? Schedule Your Appointment Before End of Year
Have you met your deductible? Need to use your Flexible Spending Account before the end of the year? Schedule an appointment now and see your Atlanta Allergy provider before the end of 2016!
Congratulations to Dr. Kalish, Voted Best Allergist
Congratulations to Dr. Louis Kalish on being named “Best Allergist” in Best Self Magazine’s Best of 2016 Contest.
Teal Pumpkin Project - Teal is the New Orange
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma supports FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project. Join the movement that helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy.
Atlanta's FARE Walk for Food Allergy - Sun Oct. 23
The 2016 FARE Walk for Food Allergy is on Sunday, October 23rd at Chastain Park. Event festivities begin at 1 pm. Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we walk on this day to support our patients and their families that live with food allergies every day!
IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency - Sat Oct. 29, Dunwoody
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their 1st Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 29th at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.
What's Really Causing Your Fall Allergy Symptoms — May Not Be What You Think
Dr. Stanley Fineman recently spoke with WSB-TV about a new trend in the pollen counts.
EXTENDED RAGWEED ALLERGY SEASON
If you are someone who suffers from fall allergy symptoms, you might feel like they last longer than they used to. Some theories blame global warming. Research suggests that because of our extended warm seasons, nasal allergy during the ragweed pollen season – also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis – lasts up to three weeks longer than it used to, and the further north you live, the longer you have to wait for relief.
Vote for Dr. Kalish — Best Allergist, Best Self Magazine's "Best of 2016"
Our very own Dr. Louis B. Kalish has been nominated for Best Self's "Best Allergist" award as part of their Best of 2016 contest!
Ensuring Patient Access to Medication
Every day we work with our patients to help them get access to the medications they need, including injectable epinephrine.
Free Asthma Screening Saturday 9/3 at Celebrate Freedom Festival
Join us this Saturday, September 3rd, at Celebrate Freedom - a family-friendly festival at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.
Details on EpiPen Expanded Discount Program
On August 25, 2016 the drug company, Mylan, announced details of an expanded discount program they say will further enhance access to EpiPen Auto-Injector.
Backyard Allergy & Asthma Dangers: Dr. Hwang Talks to CBS46 About How to Avoid
Labor Day weekend Bar-B-Q's are coming up! Our own Dr. Lily Hwang visited the set of CBS46's Atlanta Plugged In to discuss allergy and asthma dangers right in our backyards.
Tips for Safe Flying with Food Allergies
Last week Delta announced that they were testing new in-flight snack options. One of those options included offering cashews instead of peanuts (link to blog.) We discussed why this change is not a significant improvement for their customers with peanut allergy, but we also wanted to provide you with some tips for flying with food allergies.
Stay Safe from Insect Stings This Summer
For many of us, summer brings increased time outdoors and therefore increased exposure to insects. Everyone will react in some way to the venom of stinging insects, but it is estimated that as many as 13 million people in the U.S. may be at risk of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that spreads quickly through the body.
Webinar on Insect Sting Allergies, July 20th
Anxious about insect stings this summer? Learn how to avoid and treat stings, especially if you have a life-threatening allergy.
Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Physicians Named Top Doctors in Atlanta
Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — have been named as Top Doctors in metro Atlanta by Atlanta magazine in its July issue. In all, more than half of the physicians named by the publication in the allergy and immunology specialty came from this one practice.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter
View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter.
Download the Free healow App – Link Your Family’s Portal Accounts
Did you know you can link your family’s patient portal accounts through the healow app?
Asthma & Allergy Awareness in the Nation’s Capital
The Allergy & Asthma Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology celebrated Allergy & Asthma Day on Capitol Hill recently. Our own Dr. Stanley Fineman was in Washington, D.C. to participate in this program that discusses relevant issues pertaining to the care of patients with allergies and asthma with our legislators.
Offices Closed Monday July 4th for Independence Day
In observance of Independence Day, all 18 offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We hope you have a wonderful 3 day weekend with your friends and family.
Participants Needed for a Seasonal Rhinitis Research Study
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is currently recruiting participants for a Research Study for Seasonal Rhinitis. Participants must be 12 years of age or older, have a 2-year history of Seasonal Allergies and be able to attend 4 office visits.
Educational Program on Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)
An educational lunch program is being offered by Shire for our patients, their families and friends. The event is Saturday, May 14th at Maggiano's Little Italy at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The lunch program begins at 1pm and is free, however, you must register in advance.
Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 8-14
Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects one in every 13 children in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom. According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.
Recent Study Shows Major Side Effects from Certain Allergy Medications
Many allergy sufferers have noticed that some allergy medications can cause side effects. No one likes to take medications that cause fatigue, sleepiness, or difficulty concentrating. In fact some of these medications also carry warnings about operating heavy machinery or driving while taking them.
Growing Evidence Suggests Introducing Peanuts in Infancy Is Beneficial in Preventing Peanut Allergy
There is growing evidence that introducing peanuts in infancy — instead of delaying consumption — is beneficial in preventing peanut allergy.
World Allergy Week: Are Warming Trends Contributing to Pollen Allergies?
The World Allergy Organization (WAO), an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 97 regional and national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world, will address the theme of “Pollen Allergies – Adapting to a Changing Climate” during World Allergy Week 2016 from April 4-10.
Error in the Pollen Count for March 16th
The pollen count was reported in error earlier this morning. The accurate number is 670, with tree pollens in the high range. People sensitive to tree pollens, especially Pine, Oak, Elm, Birch and Maple may experience symptoms at this elevated level. We apologize for the error.
Free Asthma Screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Looking for something fun to do the weekend of April 8th? Stop by the 80th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma team will be there providing free asthma screenings for the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Join Us for American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb - April 16th
Step up to the challenge! Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to again sponsor the American Lung Association’s 10 Year Anniversary Fight for Air Climb, a vertical race to the top of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta That’s 51 floors – 1,272 steps!
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter
View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter.
Dr. David Tanner to Speak About Spring Allergies This Thursday at Comprehensive Internal Medicine
Dr. David Tanner, allergist and Medical Director for Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, will talk about spring allergies and their impact on other health conditions this Thursday, March 31 at 12:30PM. This event will also mark the grand re-opening and open house of one of our partner health organizations, Comprehensive Internal Medicine.
Warning: Traffic Alert near Our Sandy Springs Office This Week
The film company, Bambino Films, LLC, will be filming scenes for the upcoming motion picture "Baby Driver" in the Perimeter area.
The filming dates are currently scheduled for Wednesday, 3/16, Thursday, 3/17 and Monday, 3/21, between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Kennestone Office Changes Location
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Kennestone office will be closed on Friday, March 4th as we prepare to move to our new location.
Allergic to Grass Pollen? New Options Available
If you are allergic to grass pollen, you might be a candidate for sublingual grass pollen tablets.